Do you have a hurt in your life that is robbing you of peace? Do you have a habit that is crippling your life and relationships?
You are not alone
Celebrate Recovery is a Christ-centered recov-ery program which celebrates God’s healing power and comfort in our lives by providing tools that help us discover serenity and hope through Jesus Christ. This balanced program is based on 8 recovery principles and the 12 steps. It provides a safe, confidential community of separate men’s and women’s groups that are available to help us cope with the issues of life.
Celebrate Recovery meets
Thursdays at 7:00 PM
Welcome to an Amazing Spiritual Adventure
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Children and Teen Recovery Available
856-235-1697 Ext. 43
856-235-1697 Ext. 23
1520 Hainesport Road
Mt. Laurel NJ 08054
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Compulsive Behaviors and Addiction
(Individual Men’s and Women’s Groups)
This group is for individuals who find that an addictive or compulsive behavior has taken control of their lives. Join us as we share the hope and freedom that Jesus Christ, our Higher Power, has given us to overcome these life struggles.
Women in Relationship With the Addicted
The group addresses the family problem of addiction, whether past or present. This environment made us “co-victims”, those who take on the characteristics of the addict without necessar-ily ever taking a drink, or using. Choosing to recognize and exit the modeled behaviors is the beginning of our recovery.
Love, Sex, and Relationship Addiction
This group is for women who are in love with love, struggle with lust, the desire to be lusted after, and the need to be in a relationship in order to feel worthy, loved and accepted. The group provides a safe place to share these struggles, learn to understand and experience genuine love and discover true inti-macy in Christ.
Sexual Struggles & Addictions
This is a group for men seeking recovery from lust and com-pulsive sexual behaviors. It provides a safe place to share struggles, pain and victories, and helps to establish account-ability and mutual support among the group members through-out the week.
Domestic Abuse & Violence
This group is for women who have experienced or are cur-rently experiencing physical, emotional or psychological abuse in their relationships. Providing a safe place to share and find support.
Anger and Co-dependency
(Individual Men’s and Women’s Groups)
This group is for those who find that anger is their first re-sponse to life’s problems by seeking approval, affirmation and control. This group focuses on directing a God-given emotion constructively and learning new ways to manage relationships.
Co-Dependency, Fear and Depression
(Individual Women’s Group)
This group is for women who struggle with the need to please others at their own expense, values, desires or sense of worth. Fear is a driving force in their lives and depressive thoughts have been a controlling influence leading to feelings of insecu-rity and hopelessness. Participants learn how to express their own feelings and needs in healthy ways and discover their identity in Christ.
Physical, Emotional, and Sexual Abuse
This group is for women who have endured past physical, sex-ual, and/or emotional abuse. Recovery includes healing from the trauma done to us, as well as healing from the influence that these past experiences continue to have in our lives.
Spiritual Abuse & Legalism
This group is for women who have be wounded and victimized by authoritative and legalistic environments. Recovery in-cludes understanding and recognizing God’s grace and uncon-ditional love, versus man-made religion.
(Individual Guys & Girls Groups)
This group provides a safe place for teens to share chal-lenges, hurts and trials (CHAT), This may include unre-solved hurt and pain - such as depression, eating disorders, abuse, addiction, pornography, drinking, drugs, divorced parents, cutting, peer pressure, etc. The group is facilitated by experienced and compassionate leaders who help guide discussion while providing a safe and welcoming environ-ment for youth to work on recovery.
CELEBRATE RECOVERY SMALL GROUPS WILL:
Provide you a safe place to share your experiences, strength, and hopes with others who are going through the Road to Recovery “Principles” and 12 steps.
Provide you a leader who has gone through a similar hurt, hang-up or habit that will facilitate the group as it focuses on a particular step each week. The leader will also keep Celebrate Recovery’s “Five Small Group Guidelines.”
Provide you with the opportunity to find a sponsor or accountability partner.
Encourage you to attend other recovery meetings held throughout the week.
Twelve Steps and their Biblical Comparisons
1We admitted we were powerless over our addictions and compulsive behavior. That our lives had become unmanageable.“I know that nothing good lives in me that is, in my sinful nature. For I have the desire to do what is good, but I cannot carry it out.” Romans 7:18 NIV
2 Came to believe that a power greater than ourselves could restore us to sanity.“ For it is God who is at work in you to will and act according to His good purpose.” Philippians 2:13
3Made a decision to turn our life and our will over to the care of God. “Therefore, I urge you, brothers, in view of God’s mercy, to offer your bodies as living sacrifices, holy and pleasing to God—this is your spiritual act of worship.” Romans 12:1 NIV
4Made a searching and fearless moral inventory of ourselves.“Let us examine our ways and test them, and let us return to the Lord.” Lamentations 3:40 NIV
5Admitted to God, to ourselves, and to another human being, the exact nature of our wrongs. “Therefore, confess your sins to each other, and pray for each other, so that you may be healed.” James 5:16 NIV
6Were entirely ready to have God remove all these defects of character. “Humble yourselves before the Lord, and He will lift you up.” James 4:10 NIV
7Humbly asked Him to remove all our shortcomings. “If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness. 1 John 1:9 NIV
8Made a list of all persons we had harmed and became willing to make amends to them all. “Do to others as you would have them do to you.” Luke 6:31 NIV
9Made direct amends to such people whenever possible, except when to do so would injure them or others. “Therefore, if you are offering your gift at the altar and there remember that your brother had something against you, leave your offering there in front of the altar. First go and be reconciled to your brother; then come and offer your gift.” Matthew 5:23-24 NIV
10Continued to take personal inventory and when we were wrong, promptly admitted it. “So if you think you are standing firm, be careful that you don’t fall!” 1 Corinthians 10:12 NIV
11Sought through prayer and meditation to improve our conscious contact with God, praying only for knowledge of His will for us and power to carry that out. “Let the Word of Christ dwell in you richly.” Colossians 3:16a NIV
12Having had a spiritual experience as the result of these steps, we tried to carry this message to others, and practice these principles in all our affairs. “Brothers, if someone is caught in a sin, you who are spiritual should restore him gently. But watch yourself, or you may also be tempted.” Galatians 6:1 NIV
The Road to Recovery Eight Recovery Principals
Realize I’m not God, I admit that I am powerless to control my tendency to do the wrong thing and my life is unmanageable.(Step 1)
Earnestly believe that God exists, that I matter to Him, and that He has the power to help me recover. (Step 2)
Consciously choose to commit all my life and will to Christ’s care and control.(Step 3)
Openly examine and confess my fault to God, to myself, and to another person whom I trust. (Step 4&5)
Voluntarily submit to any and all changes God wants to make in my life.(Step 6&7)
Evaluate all my relationships, offer forgiveness to those who have hurt me and make amends for harm I’ve done to others when possible, without expecting any reward.(Steps 8&9)
Reserve a daily time with God for self-examination, Bible reading, and prayer in order to know God and His will for my life and gain the power to do it.(Steps 10&11)
Yield myself to be used by God to bring this Good News to others, both by my example and by my words. (Step 12)